MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jimi Manuwa booked for UFC 214

UFC officials announced Wednesday that Volkan Oezdemir, fresh off his win over Misha Cirkunov last Sunday (May 28, 2017), will now face Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

Oezdemir (14-1) only needed 28 seconds to hand Cirkunov the first knockout loss of his career, when he did so at UFC Fight Night 109. The 27-year-old is currently riding a four-fight win streak, with two of those victories coming by knockout.

Meanwhile, Manuwa (17-2) heads into this matchup off back-to-back knockout victories over Ovince Saint Peaux and most recently Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 107 in March. The 37-year-old’s only two losses are to former UFC title challengers Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson. It should be noted both fighters will be on standby if anything happens in the main event of this card, which features former champion Jon Jones taking on Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title.

Here’s an updated look at the card…

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Dooho Choi vs. Andre Fili
Chan Sung Jung vs. Ricardo Lamas
Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega

Alan Jouban vs. Brian Camozzi set for UFC 213

A welterweight matchup has been added to July 8th’s UFC 213 card, as Alan Jouban will battle Brian Camozzi.

Jouban (15-5) had his three-fight win streak snapped in his last fight, when he lost by second-round submission to Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 107 in January. The 35-year-old has gone 6-3 since making his UFC debut in 2014.

Camozzi (7-3) is still looking for his first UFC victory after dropping his promotional debut to Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 102 in December. The Factory X product had previously finished his last five opponents, including Nick Barnes at RFA 43, where he won the promotional title.

Here’s an updated look at the card…

Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Brian Camozzi vs. Alan Jouban
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos

Written by James Lynch

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